Kasiisi Catch Up – Spring 2018

Apologies for our lapse in BLOG posts – A very busy first quarter and some software issues are our excuses. Below is a summary of what we have been up to since the start of the year.

Map of 16 Kasiisi Project school around Kibale National Park with Miyuuli amd Rutooma in white. The pale green marks the 5km limit from the park boundary or Kasiisi Project schools.

New Kasiisi Project Schools – Mituuli and Rutooma Primary Schools joined the Kibale Forest Schools’ Program/Kasiisi Project bringing the number of schools we work with to 16 and the number of children  to over 11,000.

Students at Mituuli Primary School receive a lesson on climate change.







Kasiisi Project Nurse – Tuihiases Shamillah, the Kasiisi project Nurse attended a month long peer-educators training course in Kampala

Shamillah – back view in foreground – at Peer Educator Training Workshop

ZACC Conference – In January, Ugandan Project Director Emily Otali  came to the US to attend the Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation conference in Jacksonville, Florida. She served on a panel discussing women and conservation and gave a paper on the challenges of multinational projects from the Africa perspective.


Joshua processing animal food on the Kasiisi Farm

New Farm Manager  – In January 2018 we hired a new  manager  for the Kasiisi Farm. Tusiime Joshua is working with Princeton in Africa Farm Fellow, Clara Jessup to improve productivity and community outreach.

160 members of the Kasiisi Project school community attend strartt of year planning sessions

Project Kick off meeting – 160 members of our  communities and schools met to discuss last year’s achievements and  to plan for this year. School staff were joined by local government officials, village health teams and district health authorities.     



New Scholars    – 5 new scholars, 2 girls and 3 boys received Kasiisi Project secondary school scholarships  in February 2018                               

Kajumba Susan – 2018 Kasiisi Project Scholar, sponsored  by the African Orphans Foundation.


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